REALLY CAN’T CHASTISE FOR EXHUBERANCE!

When lungeing my young horse recently she got pretty fresh and did a quite impressive form of levade / capriole, followed by a buck, a fart and a scoot into gallop – all on quarter of a circle!

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I completely ignored her as if nothing was happening (much to her annoyance) and when she’d quite finished I just said “trot on” which she did (much to my delight).

The way I see it, I’m always asking her for more forward, impulsion, energy, can’t really punish her for feeling well and being high-spirited!  As long as it doesn’t become a habit and not getting a response from me will help with that.

Patricia – The Dressage Tipster

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